Alumni Awards

Every May, the UCLA Anderson Alumni Network honors two of its own at Alumni Conference. Our annual UCLA Anderson Alumni Awards presentation is an opportunity to recognize exceptional individuals who have made a difference to the UCLA Anderson community and the world.

Now accepting nominations for 2019 Alumni Awards.
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Submission deadline: November 16.

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2018 John E. Anderson Distinguished Alumni Award


The John E. Anderson Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest accolade for exceptional achievement that the UCLA Anderson School of Management may bestow upon its alumni. The Distinguished Alumni Award salutes the achievements of outstanding alumni whose personal lives, professional achievements, and community service exemplify the objectives of their alma mater.

Bernard Briskin '49 was educated at the Black-Foxe Military Institute in Hollywood, California, until he went to prep school on the east Coast at the Worcester Academy in Massachusetts. He returned to California for High School and graduated from Beverly Hills High. Read bio.

Bernard Briskin '49

President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of the Arden Group


2018 Outstanding Alumni Service Award


The Outstanding Alumni Service Award is presented to alumni who have consistently provided exemplary service to UCLA Anderson, enhancing the stature, success and well-being of the UCLA Anderson Alumni Network, as well as the quality and reputation of the School.

Dennis Keegan '80 has had a long and successful career centered on financial markets, risk management, and trading. He recently has taken on the role of Chairman for Digital Asset Strategies, a new Crypto Currency Hedge Fund. It brings together his interest in financial regulation, market analysis and cutting edge inefficient markets. Read bio.

Dennis J. Keegan '80

Chairman, Digital Asset Strategies


Past Recipients

2017 - Robert S. Murley '74
Vice Chairman-Senior Advisor of Credit Suisse and Chairman of Investment Banking for the Americas
2016 - Jim Moffatt '87
CEO, Global Consulting, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
2015 - Lonnie Ali '86
Vice Chairman, The Muhammad Ali Center Board
2014 - John E. Parker '50
entrepreneur and philanthropist
2013 - Robert D. Beyer '83
Chairman, Chaparal Investments LLC
2010 - Ambassador Lester B. Korn ('60)
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Korn Capital Group and Korn Tuttle Capital Group 
2008 - Louise L. Francesconi '78
Vice President and President, Missile Systems Business, Raytheon Company
2007 - Laurence D. Fink '76
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BlackRock, Chairman of the Executive and Management Committee
2006 - Kip Hagopian '66
Managing Partner, AppleOaks Partners, LLC
2005 - Ric Kayne '68
President, Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors; CEO, Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management
2004 - Jeff Henley '67
Chairman, Oracle Corporation
2003 - Eugene Rosenfeld '56
Chairman, UCLA Anderson Board of Visitors, Private Investor, ForestLane Group
2002 - John E. Anderson '40
President, Topa Equities, Ltd. 
2017 - Leland L. Sun '86
Founder & Managing Director, Pan Asian Mortgage Company
2016 - Eric Mokover '80
College Admissions Consultant, Counselor, and Partner, Headed for College
2015 - Gregory L. Craig '89
Chairman of Anahau Energy  & CEO of Inupiat Energy Partners
2014 - Jim Freedman '78
Chairman and Managing Director of Intrepid Investment Bankers, LLC (“Intrepid”)
2013 - Christopher Kit Jennings '80
Managing Director, Roth Capital Partners
2013 - Constantine Malaxos '96
Director of Northern American Commercial Sales, Lumeta Corporation
2010 - Brian Farrell '78
President and CEO of THQ Inc. 
2008 - Eleanor Brewer '86
Vice President of Research & Development, St. Joseph Health System (retired) 
2007 - Stephen Torres ('94)
Chief Operating Officer, DRI Energy
2006 - Jay Ferguson ('94)
Partner, Kline Hawkes and Company
2005 - Regina Regazzi '97
Assistant Dean, Parker Career Management Center
2004 - Clayton Frech '98
VP of Operations, Classic Party Rentals